Posts Tagged ‘ war ’

Iraq: Blasts kill at least 17 in Baghdad

September 27, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a commercial street in the eastern Baghdad al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital, killing nine people and wounding more than 30, they said. Another suicide attack hit a commercial street of Bayaa in western Baghdad, killing six and wounding 22, the sources added. A roadside bomb exploded near a gathering of cattle herders and merchants in al-Radhwaniya, also in western Baghdad, killing two people, they said." (09/27/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-blast-idUSKCN11X0PW  

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Syria: Air strikes pound rebel-held Aleppo districts

September 26, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo overnight, a monitor and defense worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of air strikes hit the rebel-held half of the divided city, the target of a fresh offensive announced by the Syrian army on Thursday. Aleppo has become the main battle ground of a conflict now in its sixth year. Capturing rebel districts of Syria's largest city, where more than 250,000 civilians are trapped, would mark the biggest victory of the civil war for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces." (09/26/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aleppo-idUSKCN11W0QZ  

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Yemen: Saudi raids kill nine

September 26, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the area told Reuters. Nine people were also wounded in the attack on several areas of the city and its outskirts, they said, adding the nine dead included three children and their parents." (09/25/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-idUSKCN11V04U  

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Syria: Four killed in airstrike on aid group

September 21, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"Four aid workers were killed and one was critically injured Wednesday after an airstrike hit a medical clinic in northern Syria. The aid workers were part of International Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a Paris-based humanitarian group that operates in territory held by rebels near the besieged city of Aleppo. There were no reports of who carried out the strike. The latest incident came as Washington blamed Moscow for an attack on an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday that killed at least 20 people. Russia said it was not involved." (09/21/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/09/21/us-points-finger-russia-aid-convoy-attack/90771448/  

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Syria: UN suspends aid convoys after bombing

September 21, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"The United Nations announced Tuesday that it was suspending all aid convoys to Syria after one of its aid shipments was bombed outside the besieged city of Aleppo. The announcement, echoed by fellow aid provider the International Committee of the Red Cross, comes as a seven-day cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia ended and further attempts to contain the fighting in Syria are falling apart." (09/20/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/end-of-syria-cease-fire-marked-by-new-offensive-and-bombing-of-aid-convoy/2016/09/20/92aead0c-7eb7-11e6-ad0e-ab0d12c779b1_story.html  

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Afghanistan: At least eight regime police killed in US air strikes

September 19, 2016
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"An Afghan official says at least eight Afghan police officers have been killed in two U.S. airstrikes in southern Uruzgan province in what was apparently a friendly-fire incident. Rahimullah Khan, a provincial operational commander, says the first airstrike killed one policeman at a security outpost outside the provincial capital of Tirin Kot, while the second, which struck the same area, killed seven others." (09/19/16)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3796425/Afghan-official-US-airstrikes-kill-8-policemen-south.html  

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Syria: Air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo, monitors say

September 19, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Four air strikes have hit rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say, the first raids there since a ceasefire began last Monday. Several people were injured, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, but it did not say who carried out the strikes. Russia has said the future of the truce is in doubt after the US-led coalition struck the Syrian army in Deir al-Zour." (09/18/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37401586  

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India: Seventeen regime troops killed in attack on Kashmir base

September 18, 2016
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Bloomberg    

"Seventeen Indian soldiers were killed Sunday morning in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir in the deadliest militant attack in the restive area in years. The Indian army said in a statement that a group of 'heavily armed terrorists' attacked a base in Uri in the early hours of the morning, and that four of them had been killed. It didn’t provide any more details on the attackers or the number of soldiers injured." (09/18/16)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-18/seventeen-indian-soldiers-killed-in-attack-on-kashmir-army-base?cmpid=google  

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Pakistan: Three regime troops gunned down in Peshawar attack

September 18, 2016
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The Express Tribune [Pakistan]    

"Three army men were gunned down on Sunday in the outskirts of Peshawar in what appeared to be a targeted attack. 'Three soldiers have been shot dead in Landy Sarak in Khazana area,' SP Shaukat Khan told The Express Tribune. 'The men, believed to be working at a mess, were travelling in a white Suzuki Bolan when they were targeted by armed motorcyclists,' he said." (09/18/16)

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1183704/three-soldiers-gunned-peshawar-attack/  

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Syria, Russia: US-led invaders’ airstrike kills regime forces

September 18, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Hours after US-led coalition airstrikes reportedly killed dozens of Syrian troops, the US and Russian ambassadors to the United Nations chastised each other outside an emergency Security Council meeting. The strike occurred Saturday in an eastern part of Syria that is not a part of a delicate and nearly week-old ceasefire. The US military said it was targeting ISIS militants and if it hit Syrian troops, it was an accident. Russia and Syria said the strikes prove Washington and its allies are sympathetic to ISIS." (09/18/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/18/middleeast/syria-claims-coalition-airstrike-hit-regime-forces/  

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Niger: Five regime troops, 30 Boko Haram fighters killed in ambush fight

September 14, 2016
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San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle    

"Niger's defense ministry says at least five soldiers and 30 Boko Haram militants have been killed after an ambush by the Nigeria-based Islamic extremists led to fighting. Col. Moustapha Michel Ledru said the attack on soldiers Monday near Toumour, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of the town of Diffa, also injured six soldiers. He spoke Tuesday night on national television, saying the army captured two extremists along with a large quantity of arms and ammunition." (09/14/16)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Fighting-in-Niger-kills-5-soldiers-30-Boko-Haram-9221763.php  

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Syria: A war for nothing

September 13, 2016
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spiked spiked
by Tim Black  

"Details of the latest Syria peace plan are sketchy, largely because the five concession-laden, back-scratching documents in which the plan has been outlined are to be kept secret. But we do know that, as of yesterday evening, there is to be a 10-day 'cessation of hostilities,' after which the US and Russia will coordinate a bombing campaign against particular elements in the Syrian conflict, including ISIS and the increasingly dominant Islamist force in the conflict, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra). Questions are rightly being asked of a plan rich in doublespeaking irony. After all, it's a cessation of hostilities in which the ostensible enemies, ISIS and Fateh al-Sham, will not only continue to fight, but will continue to be fought: a cessation of hostilities in which hostilities do not actually cease." (09/13/16)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/syria-a-war-for-nothing-truce-russia-usa/  

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Syria: Cease-fire backed by US and Russia gets off to rocky start

September 13, 2016
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Washington Post    

"A U.S.- and Russian-backed cease-fire agreement that went into effect Monday was almost immediately violated, diluting hopes for an imminent halt to the relentless violence that has raged for the past five years and raising new questions about U.S. policies aimed at ending the war. Residents and activists of the besieged rebel portion of Aleppo said that Syrian government helicopters had dropped barrel bombs on one neighborhood of the city and that loyalist forces were shelling a route intended to be used for the delivery of humanitarian aid. Pro-government media accused the rebels of launching a new attack in the southern province of Quneitra, and there were reports of airstrikes and artillery shelling in other parts of the country." (09/12/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/ceasefire-in-syria-set-to-take-hold-as-scores-die-in-air-strikes/2016/09/12/c93bbf4e-7850-11e6-8064-c1ddc8a724bb_story.html  

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Libya: Hifter loyalists recapture key oil terminals from militia

September 12, 2016
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US News & World Report US News & World Report    

"Libyan forces loyal to a powerful general on Sunday recaptured two key oil terminals from militias in a surprise attack, according to officials familiar with the operation. They said forces led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter, who heads the Libyan National Army, took over the Ras Lanuf and al-Sidra terminals on Libya's Mediterranean coast and were battling militias at a third terminal, al-Zueitina. ... Hifter enjoys the support of several Arab nations, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, as well as European nations like France. He is allied with the parliament based in eastern Libya, which refuses to recognize a newly-formed, U.N.-backed government." (09/11/16)

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2016-09-11/libyan-troops-recapture-key-oil-terminals-from-militia  

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Syria: Deaths after alleged chlorine gas attack on civilians

September 7, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"An official in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo said Wednesday that at least two people died from a suspected chlorine attack reported a day earlier. Mohammed Abu Jaafar, head of the local forensic department in rebel-held Aleppo, said 29-year old Mohammed Afifa died overnight of heart failure and acute respiratory distress caused by inhalation of toxic gas. A 13-year-old girl also died from further complications Wednesday. ... Activists and rescuers said at least 70 people were treated for breathing difficulties after government helicopters dropped the suspected chlorine cylinders on al-Sukkari neighborhood. The report could not be independently verified and it was not clear how it was determined that chlorine gas was released." (09/07/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/syria-aleppo-chlorine-gas-attack-dead-bashar-assad-denies-chemical-weapons/  

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Partitioning Syria would be folly

September 7, 2016
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Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"Partition is a 'solution' that is often favored by Westerners because it lines up with an assumption that the political fates of other nations should ultimately be 'shaped' by our governments. It ignores the agency of local people except when convenient, and treats their country as an object to be divvied up as seems best to people who will never have to live with the consequences. There may occasionally be conflicts in which partition becomes the least awful alternative left, but it can only 'work' to establish a lasting peace when it is accepted by the vast majority of the people affected by the decision and when it creates successor states that are likely to be viable." (09/06/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/partitioning-syria-would-be-folly/  

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Afghanistan: Third blast follows fatal twin Kabul bombings

September 6, 2016
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Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Kabul was hit by a third massive explosion late on Monday after an earlier attack in the Afghan capital killed at least 24 people. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire in a central area of the city near some embassies and the Interior Ministry, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility nor official word on possible casualties. ... Earlier on Monday, twin blasts near the Defense Ministry complex killed at least 24 people and wounded 91 others in Kabul's deadliest attack in months. The Afghan Taliban claimed the attack, which they said killed 58 officers and commanders." (09/05/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/third-blast-follows-fatal-twin-kabul-bombings/a-19528253  

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Syria: Dozens killed in explosions targeting government-held cities

September 6, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Deadly explosions rocked Syria Monday, hours after the United States and Russia discussed an end to the violence during G20 talks. At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a series of coordinated explosions across the country, Syrian state media reported." (09/05/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/05/middleeast/explosions-syria-cities-dozens-killed/  

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Syria: Regime jets bomb rebels in Hama province

September 1, 2016
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"Areas of Syria's Hama province captured by Syrian insurgents came under heavy air attack on Thursday as government forces sought to counter a major rebel assault in an area of strategic importance to President Bashar al-Assad. The rebel thrust in Hama marks a new challenge to Assad and his allies in a part of Syria where he has tried to consolidate his grip on power against a more than five-year-old insurgency. ... Syrian state television said the air force had carried out 'concentrated strikes' against what it described as terrorists in the area, saying tens of them had been killed." (09/01/16)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/heavy-air-strikes-target-rebel-held-areas-western-073216764.html  

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Palestine: Israelis shut down radio station for “incitement”

August 31, 2016
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"Israeli authorities have shut down a Palestinian radio station in the occupied West Bank over 'incitement' to violence, the army said Wednesday, the latest in a series of such raids. The overnight operation in Dura near Hebron led to five arrests, according to the Israeli army. ... Israeli authorities have closed at least four Palestinian radio or TV stations since a wave of violence erupted in October." (08/31/16)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/israel-shuts-palestinian-radio-station-incitement-072803215.html  

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Syria: Islamic State reports death of senior leader

August 31, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"The Islamic State reported the death of its chief spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, on Tuesday, potentially signaling the loss of a senior militant who has steered the group’s campaign to bring violent operations to the West. If confirmed, Adnani's death would damage the Islamic State in two areas that have made the terrorist organization particularly dangerous: its sophisticated use of social media to reach a global audience and its willingness to employ the crudest forms of violence in scattered plots outside Iraq and Syria." (08/30/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/08/30/islamic-state-reports-death-of-spokesman-and-senior-leader-in-aleppo/  

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The interventionist’s lament

August 30, 2016
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Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"One of the more frustrating things about the debate over Syria policy is the widely-circulated idea that refraining from military action makes a government responsible for any or all of the things that happen in a foreign conflict later on. Somehow our government is responsible for the effects of a war when it isn't directly contributing to the conflict by dropping bombs, but doesn't receive any blame when it is helping to stoke the same conflict by other means. Many pundits lament the failure to bomb Syria, but far fewer object to the harm done by sending weapons to rebels that have contributed to the overall mayhem in Syria." (08/30/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-interventionists-lament/  

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Somalia: Truck bomb explodes near presidential palace

August 30, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A truck bomb exploded Tuesday outside the Somali presidential palace and the popular Somali Youth League Hotel in Mogadishu, police told CNN. Twelve people died in the blast, Dr. Mohamed Aden at Medina Hospital said. Police said at least 15 people were hurt and that the death toll is expected to rise, with many of the wounded in critical condition. Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack via its Radio Andalus station." (08/30/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/30/africa/somalia-truck-bomb/  

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UN: 10,000 killed in Saudi invasion of Yemen, far more than other estimates

August 30, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's 18-month-old civil [sic] war, the United Nations on Tuesday, approaching double the estimates of more than 6,000 cited by officials and aid workers for much of 2016. The war pits the Iran-allied Houthi group and supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh against President [sic] Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is supported by an alliance of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia." [editor's note: Hadi isn't "supported by" the Saudi alliance, he's the quisling of that alliance; the war is a Saudi invasion, not a "civil war" - TLK] (08/30/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-toll-idUSKCN11516W?il=0  

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Human Rights Watch says Colombia’s FARC deal grants “gross impunity”

August 30, 2016
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PanAm Post PanAm Post    

"The Colombian government final agreement with the FARC guerilla received further criticism this week, as Human Rights Watch Executive Director Jose Vivanco attacked it for giving impunity to those who participated in the decades-long armed conflict. Vivanco said on CNN that the peace process is a unique opportunity to address human-rights violations. However, he said the FARC deal allows alternative punishments to guerrilla members for confessing, which is a problem because they pay little for crimes against humanity." (08/29/16)

https://panampost.com/julian-villabona/2016/08/29/human-rights-watch-colombia-is-building-peace-through-gross-impunity/  

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